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trying to understand test description?
Jan 17, 2008

dr.young or dr.wohl my question is what this test description means? viral antibody 1&2 titer. i called my doctor for my hiv results and they were negative. i waited almost 5 months to have this test taken.anyways i am curious about the test description this would be helpful. thanks, curious

Response from Dr. Young

This means that you don't have either HIV-1 or HIV-2 infection.

Once exposed to HIV, the body makes lots of antibodies specifically directed against the type of virus. The titer refers to a quantitative measurement of how much antibody directed to either virus that is present in your body.

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